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Royal BC Museum

Open Now: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Open today: 10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Royal BC Museum Entrance Ticket
from US$13.13*
Royal BC Museum Entrance Ticket
from US$13.13*
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See all of British Columbia at the Royal BC Museum, a world-class museum of natural and human history. Explore our core galleries and immerse yourself in tales of where we've been and where we are going. Discover things and people you never knew...more
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
675 Belleville St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A1, Canada
James Bay
+1 250-356-7226
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Reviewed today

We decided to be tourists while on a resent stay in Victoria. WHILE touring the inner harbor decided to take in the museum. Really enjoyed the overall regular displays but found the traveling Egyptian exibit ok but not what I expected.

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Reviewed yesterday

The Royal BC Museum is one of the best natural history museums that you will see. It is within easy walking distance of all of the downtown hotels, and you will need to give yourself at least two hours in order to see it all...More

Thank N6924JZricharda
Reviewed 3 days ago

I thought it was so-so. That may have been influenced by the large crowd (read ... hard to see the pieces) and the families. I get that people have a right to attend these events with thier children, but strollers and kids running around is...More

Thank Holiday4Princess
Reviewed 3 days ago

Always something good, Imax a bonus, Egypt excellent display, lots of history and interesting display

Thank Val G
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Thank goodness it was raining the first day of our stay in Victoria. We were able to sleep in, have s leisurely breakfast then head to the museum for a good part of the day. The First Peoples exhibition was very enlightening and the artefacts...More

1  Thank MaurTee
Reviewed 5 days ago

This museum has 3 exhibits most of the time!!!! WOW! When we visited the Royal Museum it was exhibiting the Ancient Egypte, in conjunction with IMAX movie, the Mysteries of Egypte. The 3 of us were in awe with the quality of the IMAX experience....More

1  Thank poirierstephan
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

My wife and I were pleasantly surprised by the sheer amount of incredible ancient Egyptian artifacts. Well worth admission!

1  Thank DavidVA_13
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I've been here many times over the years. This time I came with my dad, aunt, nephew. First time for my nephew who is over 21. Came mostly for me to see the Egyptian exhibit but since my nephew had never been here we explode...More

1  Thank TLynneWrites
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We went down to view the special exhibit on Egypt and it was amazing. The special exhibit was neat but the rest of the museum was equally amazing. I especially enjoyed the First Voices exhibit. I highly recommend taking a full day (or more) to...More

1  Thank nicolec1979
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Wish we had had more time to explore the museum. We toured the Egypt exhibit which was quite extensive & interesting. But when we finished the exhibit we grabbed lunch at a pub and ended up not making it back to explore the rest of...More

1  Thank LoveBirds25
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RBCM Archives - suggest you call direct re. access to Archives, 250-256-7226. St. Ann's Academy - there is disabled access available by arrangement during opening hours. St. Ann's Archives is not at the Academy... has its... More
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A whole day ..Morning and then go off for lunch and return in the afternoon. Your ticket allows you to return for free on the same day